The long awaited durian season is finally here. Unfortunately, due to the freakishly hot weather earlier this year, the harvest for this season will be a lot lower and prices will be higher too. Besides Musang King and D24, a relatively new breed of durian called Black Thorn is making waves for its signature creamy and sweet flesh. It's widely planted in the northern region of Malaysia especially in Penang and Kedah.
If you are looking for great quality durians, I will recommend Chen Brothers Durian & Fruit in Kepong Baru. Compared to the other more popular durian stalls in KL or PJ, Chen Brothers is not only cheaper, they are also the most experienced in the trade.
Export grade Musang King Durian - these 5 words give me a mixed feeling. It's unfortunate that the bulk of durian of the higher quality in Malaysia is exported to wealthier countries like Singapore...
A few years ago I blogged about SK 6363's durian buffet. That time, it was going for RM9/pax and only durian kampung was served. Now, they have upped the ante by offering eat-all-you-can D24 durian for RM16/pax.